Acing the job interview: Career workshop highlights

MISSED out on the career workshop we held last month about how to ace the job interview? We share the highlights and learnings from the night!

We had such a blast at the career workshop held last month aimed at helping international students and fresh grads sharpen their job interview skills.

Photo: ID Live

Photo: ID Live

Photo: ID Live

Photo: ID Live

From having a go at crafting and answering interview questions, deciding on what would be a suitable ‘get-up’ for attending interviews for different jobs, to true-to-life scenarios that gave students the chance to put themselves in the shoes of not just the interviewee but also the employer – it was a uber hands-on workshop that provided plenty of learnings as well as laughs.

Photo: ID Live

Photo: ID Live

Photo: ID Live

Photo: ID Live

What would you wear to a job interview? Photo: ID Live

What would you wear to a job interview? Photo: ID Live

And the mock interviews!

The mantra that night was to not be afraid to make mistakes – it was the best way to learn, and better to muck up at the workshop than at a real job interview right?

We want to give a special shout out to our guest panel Olivia Doyle from Swinburne University, Sheila and Gregory Allen from Noted Careers, and Mia Kennett from OurSay, who shared their knowledge and expertise in the interview and recruitment process, and provided constructive feedback during the mock interviews.

From left, Mia Kennet and Sheila Allen. Photo: ID Live

From left, Mia Kennet and Sheila Allen. Photo: ID Live

From left, Gregory Allen and Olivia Doyle. Photo: ID Live

From left, Gregory Allen and Olivia Doyle. Photo: ID Live

Held in conjunction with Chai JunctionID Live and the Arrow Neighbourhood, it was also fun seeing students from different communities come together to mix and mingle.

For those interested in more career workshops like this one, watch this space as we’ve got another two in the pipeline this year! And if there are topics you’d like to see featured in our next workshop, do give us your suggestions in the comments section below. 

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